The Star Hotshots and Meralco Bolts slug it out in the nightcap at 7 p.m.
Former Best Import winner Denzel Bowles makes yet another appearance for the Hotshots, whom he helped win this tournament under Grand Slam winner Tim Cone.
Under new coach Jason Webb, Star struggled in the Philippine Cup and got booted out by crowd-darling Barangay Ginebra in the quarterfinal round.
Meralco will be led by Arinze Onuaku, who planed in as a replacement for original pick Malcolm Thomas, who sustained an injury to his right knee during the team’s preparation for the tournament....
SCOUTING THE 2016 COMMISSIONER’S CUP IMPORTS | The newcomers: Blackwater, GlobalPort, Mahindra, Meralco, Phoenix, San Miguel
After just a week-long break, the PBA returns to action when the import-laden Commissioner’s Cup tips off on Wednesday at SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
For the second part of this scouting report, here’s a look at the fresh faces who will reinforce teams in the league’s second conference. (READ PART ONE HERE: The ‘Balik-Imports’)
MJ Rhett – Blackwater ...
MANILA, Philippines – The old league mighty powers and rulers are still the ones favored to figure prominently in the race to the top in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup that unfolds Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Talk n Text is determined to defend the crown, San Miguel Beer is raring to stretch its title run to three conferences while Alaska Milk, Rain or Shine, Barangay Ginebra and Star are teams likely to play their roles as perennial contenders.
Globalport will also be on the spotlight with Terrence Romeo, Stanley Pringle and their teammates out to prove that their fourth-place in the Philippine Cup is for real....
Meralco Coach Norman Black said Thomas sustained a knee injury during practice and missed the Bolts’ 112-101 victory over the Globalport Batang Pier during a tune-up game last Saturday, prompting the team to sign Onuaku.
Onuaku is expected to arrive today in time for the Bolts’ Commissioner’s Cup opener against the Star Hotshots on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The former Syracuse Orangeman is coming off a stint in a pro league in Israel, averaging almost four points and five rebounds as a backup center....
Reigning Best Import Wayne Chism and fierce rival Ivan Johnson banner the stellar cast of reinforcements set to make waves when the 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup tips off on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Chism will be hoping that the third time’s a charm as he hopes to finally bring a championship to Rain or Shine in his third tour of duty for the Elasto Painters.
But standing in his way will be 11 other imports led by Ivan Johnson, Denzel Bowles and Rob Dozier, who are also making their anticipated PBA return....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup||0||0||0.000|
|2015-2016 Philippine Cup||1||10||0.091||12th|
|2014-2015 Governors' Cup||6||7||0.462||7th|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||8||8||0.500||4th|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||7||6||0.538||6th|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||3||6||0.333||9th|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||6||6||0.500||7th|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||5||10||0.333||9th|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||7||7||0.500||3rd|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||8||9||0.471||7th|